January 6, 2015
Unlike how some of the awful behavior on the part of previous male protagonists(?) in earlier plots was somewhat tolerated or glossed over by the other characters, poor Bobby is making more and more bad impressions at quite a rapid pace. I can’t wait to see the resulting violence when he tries to ‘coach’ noted rage-a-holic and all around creep Wynn Wiley. As it is, it doesn’t look like number 14 (Malik?) there would be all to eager to help keep the peace on behalf of his team manager.
Did you see what just happened? Bobby Howry just repeated his annoying character trait, the sharing of unsolicited basketball advice. Leisl’s response was a request for a 1-on-1 and now Kaz is humoring Bobby to some extent. Gil’s reaction to Bobby has been reserved. It seems that Gil may still be considering how much free coaching work he can get out of Bobby while still maintaining the illusion that he is not enabling the emergence of Big Time Bobby, Winter D-Bag.
Hope everyone had a a merry Christmas because its back to a new season of hoops, and the glow of the football title hasnt quite ended. So we’re developing a new character that doesnt even play, and I’m just not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling about this nerdy dude. A battery-operated microphone?? I remember years ago a product called Mr. Microphone that needed batteries, but dont they run on the same feed that powers the scoreboard these days? As in – electricity? Oh yeah, this is Milford. Different season, same old equipment. Bobby better have a good broom to knock the snow out of that net when someone scores.
December 23, 2014
Due to holiday related activities, posts for today and tomorrow were going to be brief anyway.* However, now that I’ve seen panel one, I am going to shut my computer down and try to unsee what I have seen. Look, I am aware of all internet tradtions and I understand that Rule 34 is a real thing, but I am going to have to say ‘no thank you’ when it comes to graphic depictions of Kaz rubbing the trophy and talking about ‘good weird’. Sorry, guys and gals, but this is just a bridge too far.
* I’m not even sure why I feel somewhat obligated to make excuses about the brevity of my posts anymore…
[edited to add recycled art tag]
Maxwell Bacon (a name which has surely been used on the State Fair Pig Racing Circuit) shines in practice, but Gil and Kaz are underwhelmed by their overall roster. There is no size on this squad. Gil has already dismissed True Standish’s basketball overture. Will he rethink it? Will he chase Omari Troy down the hall and ask him to rethink his decision to back out of basketball? Those options sound like work (and also require that Gil relinquish the moral high ground). Tradition dictates that Gil will stand pat and wait for something random and improbable to either improve his squad or at least distract us from his pee wee squad’s dismal prospects (unless there is a basketball version of the Wing T).
It looks like we missed the parade. We do get a nice view of the state championship trophy, which is easily the weirdest looking thing we’ve seen here in a while. The state chooses to remain anonymous and has also declined to personalize the trophy in any way. At least they put the year on it.
What does this thing remind you of?
Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t throw in another plug for the Commemorative T-Shirt available now here. Thank you to G-Man for setting that up.
December 2, 2014
Panel One: Nice competition here between Gil and Kaz as to who can make the more meaningless statement. My vote goes to Gil for the ‘pump them up, settle them down’ line as I have no idea how (or even why) that would work.
Panel Two: Wait, hasn’t Milford won the championship before? Did we have a reboot when the creators changed? That could play holy hell with the xls.
Panel Three: There’s been a fair amount of speculation that Milford is in Ohio, but I don’t think that’s the Horseshoe. For that matter, though, I’m not able to tell if that’s supposed to be Spartan Stadium either. Regardless, it is reassuring to know that Gil’s pep talk is a rambling monologue replete with a variation on the old ‘the field is the same as the one we used to play on’ chestnut.
November 11, 2014
Guys, I think Whigrub is employing some strategery here as there is simply too much weirdness going on in today’s strip for me to focus on any single aspect of it properly. That said, here goes:
Panel one: So, Jarrod isn’t burning True, but is instead whining about getting more playing time. Which, doesn’t make any sense? Isn’t Jarrod now playing wide receiver in addition to being the backup QB? Whatever, it is interesting that Gil has an XKCD cast poster framed on his office wall.
Panel two: OK, this came up in comments but seriously, what the heck do these guys teach? Perhaps, Kaz’s scribblings on the whiteboard can illuminate this for us. Here are my best guesses:
Hmmm, nope. I am afraid I can’t crack The Kazinski Code here no matter how I try to parse that daunting cryptological conundrum up there on the board.
Panel three? Wait. What? OK. I’m done here.